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The Joint Commission deletes 225 standards

HIM Briefings, October 1, 2016

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The May 2016 issue of Perspectives outlined 225 hospital requirements from the accreditation manual?nine from the Information Management (IM) chapter and five from the Record of Care, Treatment and Services (RC) chapter?that have been deleted. This initiative is part of the Joint Commission's project REFRESH and improving the survey process. 

1.Those that were duplicative of or implicit in the element of performance

2.Those that were a routine part of operations or clinical care processes

3.Those that were adequately addressed by external requirements

 

The largest number of deletions fell into those that were a routine part of operations or clinical processes. The good news is that we now have fewer standards/elements of performance to contend with. The bad news is that the majority of the IM and RC chapter deletions fell into the duplicative category, so we still have to be compliant in other standards. Let's take a look at what was deleted and where requirements can now be located.

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